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WORK-STUDY PROGRAM                                                                                                  I

(CFDA No. 84.033)                                                                                                    


I. PROGRAM PROFILE                                                                                                                                                            *

Legislation:    Higher Education Act of 1965, Title  IV, Part  C, Public Law                                |

89-329 as   amended   (42   U.S.C.   2751-2756b)   (Expires   September   30,   1985)                                :;

Funding Since 1980:                                                                                                                                    !|

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Fiscal Year                     Authorization                  Appropriation

1980                $630,000,000        $550,000,000

1981                  670,000,000                           550,000,000

1982                 720,000,000                           528,000,000

1983                 760,000,000                           590,000,000

1984                 555,000,000                           555,000,000                                                     \


Purpose: To stimulate and promote part-time employment for postsecondary                                    |

students who need the earnings to help meet the cost of their education*                                     ;;

Federal grants to institutions are used to subsidize up to 80 percent of                                    |

a student's part-time wages. The remainder is provided by the employer,                                     I

which may be the institution itself if it is a public, non profit insti-                                     t

tution.                                                                                                                                                                                   |


Authorization for Work-Study programs also provides for Job Location                                    I

and Development projects intended to foster the location and development                                    j

of part-time employment. Up to 10 percent of the Work Study grant, not                                   *

to exceed $25,000, may be used to support these projects.                                                                       t

Eligibility: Any public or non profit institution or organization may
participate as employers. Funds are first allotted among the States                                    ;

according to statutory formula and then to institutions under both                                    \

statutory requirements and program regulations.

Undergraduate, graduate, or professional students (enrolled or accepted
for enrollment as regular students) who are maintaining satisfactory
progress in accordance with the standards and practices of the institu-
tion are eligible to participate in the programs. They must demonstrate
financial need as determined by the institution using an approved need
analysis system; then cannot owe a refund on a Title IV grant, must not
be in default on a Title IV loan, and must meet citizen/resident require-
ments. The size of the award depends on the rate of pay and number of
hours worked. The minimum wage law applies.